Can There Be a Memorial Day if No One Survives to Remember?

Can There Be a Memorial Day if No One Survives to Remember?

A return to our actually founding constitutional principles, minus the elected opportunists’ errors respecting the follies of so-called “popular opinions,” were urgently needed, right now. Otherwise survival, if still possible, were nonetheless in doubt presently.

-Lyndon laRouche, May 9, 2014

May 27, 2024 — Three days ago, Ukrainian drones struck the Armavir Radar Station in Russia’s Krasnodar Krai region, hundreds of miles inside Russia’s border with Ukraine. This station is a critical component of Russia’s early warning radar system, able to detect incoming missiles from thousands of miles away. As of this moment the extent of the damage is not clear, but what is clear is that such an attack can only be perceived as an escalation in the Anglo-American delusional attempt to “weaken Russia,” which will be spun to inflame the insane opinion of some American, British and NATO armchair generals that a nuclear war against Russia could be won. As opposed to taking your opinion from the lying American news media, think for yourself: how would Russia be likely to interpret such a move? How many of your neighbors are aware that Russia has recently been performing military drills involving the use of “tactical” nuclear weapons? Is any one of the current pack of leading American presidential candidates aware of the danger we are in? Certainly the dementia-suffering Joe Biden is not, and the others have been ominously silent on this most important topic of our future existence.

As an independent candidate for U.S. Senate in New York who worked for three decades with American WWII veteran and statesman Lyndon LaRouche, I call on my fellow Americans to remember and uphold the intention of our Republic’s greatest leaders. Join me in halting this march to self-annihilation.

The first Memorial Day was held a few years after President Abraham Lincoln’s defeat of the slave-holding British-directed Confederacy, which sought to destroy our union. Although Lincoln was assassinated just days after the Confederate surrender at Appomattox, our national culture was such that the desire for “perfecting our Union” did not die with him, but was guarded by thousands of capable leaders, including General, and later President, Ulysses S. Grant, Maj. General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Frederick Douglass, and countless others.

The original Memorial Day in 1868 was called “Decoration Day,” a day in which to strew flowers and place flags upon the countless graves “in every city, village, and hamlet churchyard” honoring those “heroic dead who made their breasts a barricade between our country and its foes.” Commander John Logan further stated, “Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided republic.”

One year later, in June of 1869, the National Peace Jubilee was held in Boston, involving a chorus of 10,000 voices from across the nation in a massive structure built for the occasion. Between those two events, the transcontinental railroad, a visionary project created by the slain president, was completed with the driving in of the “Golden Spike” in Utah.

As opposed to focusing on our differences and arguing over petty issues which will mean nothing if the world plunges into the abyss of nuclear war, let us take a moment this Memorial Day to reflect on what we owe to our fallen comrades who acted in good faith out of love for our nation, even if in the wars since 1945 that good faith was horribly abused by evil policymakers. Let us imagine the future through their eyes. The principles expressed in our Declaration of Independence are true, not because they are written there, but because the writers of that document understood that human beings embody a universal quality of genius, which is endowed upon each of us equally. The purpose of government is to protect that potential by allowing a free discourse of ideas among an educated citizenry, and maintaining a certain standard of basic physical infrastructure, making it possible for people to think, as opposed to clawing at the dust for mere survival.

This is why the Transcontinental Railroad was a crucial component of keeping the peace.

Thanks in part to the decades-long efforts of Lyndon LaRouche and his widow, Schiller Institute founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche, a new ordering principle is emerging on the planet, reflecting certain principles we would call “American,” but due to the current depravity of the Washington and Wall Street elites, not led or even joined by the United States. This is the process evident in the BRICS-plus group of nations, and China’s Belt and Road Initiative, which has grown to involve over 150 nations.

Contrary to the collapsing trajectory of the so-called “civilized” NATO block, the nations of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, China, India, South Africa) axis are moving to strengthen regional cooperation on projects of “connectivity” and economic growth. These projects involve major rail and maritime transport corridors, connecting new regions of economic growth, as well as joint space exploration and groundbreaking research on nuclear fission and fusion power development. It is this process which the perverted warmongers of the west seek to stop, even at the risk of unleashing thermonuclear war, which some among them are deluded enough to believe is survivable.

My campaign is dedicated to liberating our nation from the degraded cultural outlook of the fascist “Congress for Cultural Freedom,” of London’s Tavistock Institute, Hollywood, and the CIA; putting Wall Street through a long overdue bankruptcy reorganization; and returning to the principles expressed by our first Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton, as advanced and developed by Lyndon LaRouche in his many policy papers and economic development proposals.

Take a moment this Memorial Day to imagine the world that you would want your great grandchildren to inhabit three generations from now. Do you think that other people in remote lands want a similar future for their children generations from now? We Americans have an important responsibility in creating this world. It starts today, not on November 5.